Darren has just opened his doors to real-estate.com.au’s Australia Lives Here web series.
No surprise that his newly-restored home in Sydney’s upmarket Eastern Suburbs, pictured here, is perfectly scoped out with tasteful furniture and bold artwork adorning the walls.
Of the Federation two bedroom do-up, Darren says: “It needed a bit of love. It needed a little bit of design. It’s much, much better for it – it’s more open, it’s friendly and it presents really well.” Darren sold the house in 2015, having spent two and a half years living there with husband Olivier Duvillard while working on the renovations.
“I buy rundown houses, I live in them for a while and I make them beautiful,” he explains. Darren said he spent about $250,000 on renovations and sold the home for $2.1 million, a tidy profit on the $1.35 million purchase price.
He’s now moved to a five-bedroom home in Bondi after buying his next flip project for $2.98 million. Click here to watch the full video tour of Darren’s home
Darren, known for his stylish and classic interiors, spoke exclusively to The Carousel when he launched his book, Easy Luxury. Click here if you want to get inspired with his stellar interior decorating advice, beautiful illustrations and styling tips from his own design projects from his book on decorating.